Mark Baard

Mark Baard writes about the environment, business, and technology for major newspapers and websites. He is living undercover as a suburban schnook as he prepares his escape to life off the grid in the Green Mountains of Vermont.

Climate & Energy

Hard-knock New England city welcomes region’s largest solar installation

Brockton, Mass., is championing solar power. Photos: SCHOTT Solar This city was once the shoemaking capital of the Northeast, and over the years it was home to boxers Rocky Marciano and Marvin Hagler, earning it …

Climate & Energy

Could a wind-energy art exhibit shape public opinion?

As an artist, Mark Beesley is drawn to subjects that others might find repellant. Beesley lives only a few miles from the Sizewell nuclear power station in Britain, and has occasionally made the plant the …